Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses is a collective of women identified radio activists. We offer feminist public affairs programming. We give voice to those working for social justice and equity, globally and locally. We strive to challenge systems of oppression. All this, and we have fun!

Bread and Roses highlights the achievements of women artists, activists, athletes, scholars and innovators.We strive for programming excellence and collaborative efforts, providing access and training to women.

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Melissa Lowery talks about her new film, Black Girl in Suberbia
 

Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 09/09/11

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Fri, 09/09/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Faith, War & 9/11: Syria and beyond

Faith, war & 9/11: Learning the world:  Join us as we take a spirtiual journey to Syria with author Stephanie Saldana whose book, Bread of Angels, presents a rarely glimpsed view of a country now in the midst of revolution. We'll discuss how "learning the world" can increase compasson and peace. Call in!

Bread and Roses on 08/26/11

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Fri, 08/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Engaging Youth in Interrupting Sexual Violence

Join Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup, Friday August 26th from 6:00 - 7:00pm as she speaks with Ted Rutherford from the Texas Peace Project about engaging youth to stop sexual violence. She'll also talk with Esther Nelson from Sexual Assault Resource Center about the issue of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth in the Portland Community.

Bread and Roses on 08/19/11

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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Defense of Marriage

Equal rights to love! 2 Portland lesbians ask for a marriage license even though it's illegal. Hear their story and join this discussion on marriage rights, traditions and spirituality.

Bread and Roses on 08/12/11

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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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50 Years: A Conversation with Women Peace Corps Volunteers

Join Portlanders Jackie Spurlock and Esther Nelson as they reflect on their service with the Peace Corps decades ago and report on the recent reunion of 250 Peace Corps volunteers who served in Iran.

Bread and Roses on 08/05/11

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Fri, 08/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Anti-War music and activism

Anti-War Music and Activism: Women veterans now serving with Vets for Peace speak about the 2011 Vets For Peace Convention here in Portland. And poliical folksingers Emmas Revolution live in the studio. Plus, a look at anti-war music from the Bush years till the present.

Bread and Roses on 07/29/11

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women With Moxie

Women With Moxie

Women are creating, building and leading some of the most innovative businesses in the world. Along the way, often at great risk and against the odds, they have shattered glass ceilings and entrenched stereotypes and have redefined the meaning of leadership and success.

Join Bread and Roses, as host Ashely Thirstrup speaks with three local women - Amy Lux (Lux Jewelry) Lila Eidi (Freelance Journalist) and Sally (Pin Me Apparel) who have all started small businesses here in Portland. They will talk about what motivates them, what challenges them, what risks they have taken, and what continues to spark their creativity and drive to continually improve their businesses.

Bread and Roses on 07/15/11

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Fri, 07/15/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Songs of Resistance; Legacy of Violence

Songs of resistance in Latin America to honor Aregnetian folk singer Facundo Cabral, recently murdered in Guatemala--Violeta Parra, Mercedes Sosa and more. Also: Guatemala's legacy of violence, its impact on women, and grassroots organizations protecting women from femicide. 

Bread and Roses on 06/24/11

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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Self-sufficiency in a small space

Bread and Roses host Nico talks with local permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach about growing food in a small urban space and your overall contribution to global food security. 

Call in with questions about growing food in a small space! 

Bread and Roses on 06/10/11

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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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First we deprive them of resources and then we judge them

Join us in a conversation about the challenges faced by families, particularly those that are young and poor. Learn about efforts to address these issues and to change the public discourse on what it means to be a strong family.

We will speak with Amanda Wake, Youth Organizing Manager for Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice in Oakland, CA. ACRJ promotes and protects reproductive justice through organizing, building leadership capacity, developing alliances and by educating to achieve community and systemic change.

We will also have Aimee Santos Lyons, who is the Strong Families Northwest Program Manager for Western States Center here in Portland. WSC is helping to build a progressive movement in eight western states, from Alaska to Wyoming and down to Nevada.

Bread and Roses on 06/03/11

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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Cool Summer Reads

Summer reading special- Travel the world this summer with a good book. Call in with your summer reading suggestions and get the scoop on good reads from Bread and Roses Collective members.

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PCC Women's Resource Center dedication to end oppression!

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Fri, 02/03/2012

Listen as Del Criscenzo interviews Samantha Taylor and Megan Snelling. Samantha Taylor is a student advocate working for the Women’s Resource Center at Portland Community College Sylvania campus. Samantha started by discussing the Women’s Resource Center and the services and resources they have available for PCC students. She introduced the Illumination Project an interactive theater program at PCC designed to address issues of discrimination to end oppression on campus. We were also joined by Megan Snelling who is a co-producer for this year’s production of the Vagina Monologues. She discussed the up-coming performances and why this is a PCC tradition. Megan read The Happy Vagina Fact Monologue and described her experiences being part of the Vigina Monologues production and of the Illumination Project. She improvised a scene with Samantha  to demonstrate how PCC uses interactive theater to address issues of discrimination. 2 powerful women working hard towards social change!

Morality Hijacked! What to do?

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Fri, 01/27/2012

Morality Hijacked?! Philosopher Susan Neiman, author of Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists, challenges progressives to take back the high moral ground.

More information about Moral Clarity is available at Books on KBOO

Maddie See, LCSW and Therapist

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Fri, 01/13/2012

New Bread and Roses host, Del Criscenzo interviews Madleine See. Maddie is a community member who has chosen the un-easy career of social work. Born and raised in Idaho, Maddie moved to Portland 11 years ago to attend school. She received her bachelor in Social Work from the University of Portland and her Master’s degree of Social work from Portland State University. Maddie is a licensed clinical social worker or LCSW who has worked as a child therapist for the past 5 years providing intensive services.

She discusses with us her choice of career and the challenges of social work. She also shades some light on children mental illnesses and shares with the audience important information about community resources available to families.

2011 Feminist Year in Review

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Fri, 12/30/2011

Del Criscenzo and Ashley Thirstrup are celebrating the milestones in Feminism during 2011. Listen to the show to hear about some incredible women who have made history this year including hearing clips from Asmaa Mahfouz who is credited by many as starting the Arab spring in Egypt, as well as from the three amazing women who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. The show discusses some inspiring stories of people rising up to defeat anti-women measures in government, as well as celebrate the lives of feminist she-roes we have lost this year. 

A 2 part show exploring how feminism has changed over the years.

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Fri, 12/23/2011
Ashley Thirstrup interviews award winning poet, author and Jungian analyst Naomi Lowinsky about the gowth and change of feminism over the years. Naomi is also the author of The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way andThe Motherline: Every Woman’s Journey to Find Her Female Roots and numerous prose essays, many of which have been published in Psychological Perspectivesand The Jung Journal.
 
Women TV show characters of the 50's have played such an important role in promoting certain standards of womanhood, but through the years, women on TV have changed to become more complex, more life-like, less perfect. A new PBS documentary, America in Primetime produced by the Documentary Group sets out to describe how women have changed television through the years in their episode entitled "The Independent Woman." Bread and Roses' host, Del Criscenzo talks with Tom Yellin, co-founder and executive director for the Documentary Group. Tom discusses the role of "I love Lucy", "Roseanne", "Desperate Housewives" and more in changing the image of women on television.

Forgiving the Unforgivable

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Fri, 12/16/2011

Forgiving the Unforgivable? We explore Gov. Kitzhaber's recent decision to halt executions in Oregon with author Naseem Rakha whose book The Crying Tree grew out of her experiences as a journalist covering Oregon's last executions, and her research speaking with crime victims and Death Row inmates. Learn more: naseemrakha.com

An Evening with Lidia Yuknavitch, Author of 'The Chronology of Water'

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Fri, 11/25/2011

Bread and Roses hosts Leigh Anne Kranz, Delphine Criszensco and Ashley Thirstrup interview Lidia Yuknavitch, a local writer, teacher, activist and feminist. She is the author of three works of short fiction and literary criticism.  She is an Instructor of English and Women’s Studies Advisor at Mt Hood Community College.   

Her recent memoir, The Chronology of Water: A Memoir is a personal story, though universal. She was born to an angry man’s house, where tears got her sent to the crybaby corner and her voice left for years. She found solace in her sister and swimming, water and words, and a journal hidden under her bed, writing her voice back.

Water got her out of that house, a swimming scholarship to Texas Tech, sheer propulsion of body and will. It was a narrow escape. With rage to burn, she rebelled in the ways that hurt women do, using her body as a battering ram to feel nothing.

The stillbirth of her firstborn, a daughter, finally made her go numb.

It was water and rocks, good mentors and men, art and words, that introduced her to her intellect and made her feel—and write. She found her tribe, gave birth to a son, and made her own happy home.

A universal hero’s journey.

Lidia discusses the memoir, as well as her latest literary works.

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Nada Alwadi on democracy movement in Bahrain

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Sat, 11/12/2011

Nada Alwadi is a young journalist from Bahrain who has covered the Arab Spring, politics and human rights issues since 2002. She has degree in communication from the University of Maryland and was a Fulbright scholar. In April she was detained while covering the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain. She was forced to sign a statement saying that she would stay away from politics and she was fired from her job. She left Bahrain shortly after that in fear for her safety.
She spoke at the Native American Center at Portland State University on Nov. 17 at 6 pm.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross.

 

Finding Bread and Angels in Syria

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Fri, 10/28/2011

In Syria, after 9/11, author Stephanie Saldana encounters a multi-ethnic country of many faiths, quite the opposite of the Axis of Evil portrayed by George Bush. And as she embarks on a spiritual quest, she discovers something quite unexpected. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye says Saldana's book The Bread of Angels is "a love letter to the Middle East and to one’s own entire life, replete with doubt and fear, faith and deep connection.” 

 

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A Lecture with Annie Murphy Paul - Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

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Fri, 09/30/2011

 Recent scientific data suggests that low birthweight babies have a 5 times higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. In light of these discoveries, many politicians are still pushing to cut programs promoting maternal health, such as WIC - Women, Infants and Children program. Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup brings you a special lecture by Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives. She'll tell us how she ventures into the laboratories of fetal researchers, interviews experts from around the world, and delves into the rich history of ideas about how we are shaped before birth.

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WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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